Schwerdtle is an expert in developing tooling and components for plastics assembly manufacturers whose operations require heat staking, or thermoplastic staking, to join plastic or resin parts.
Our clients operate in industries with a wide variety of metal-to-plastic joining requirements, such as automotive, electronics, and telecom, that benefit from a custom engineered heat staking tool. When off-the-shelf is not an option, Schwerdtle engineers’ partner with our customers to design tools specific to their needs.
Schwerdtle makes both metal [aluminum, steel, or brass] and thermally conductive silicone bonded to aluminum heat staking tools. We specialize in custom shaped tools with designs on the staking face that help strengthen the overall structure of the join, precisely move the softened materials of the manufactured item, and provide a higher degree of join stability. Very often, our tools are used to join a plastic component to a metal part.